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Hello all, I'm clearly one of many that have been diagnosed with the debilitating pain that CRPS brings. I was only diagnosed in June 2015 but experienced the hurrendous burning pain since the beginning of February 2015. Without boring you with the full description of how it all came about but it started when my hand was placed into a cast, following an injury at work. I was referred to the pain management clinic in June who when diagnosed me. I was put onto Gabapentin and Amitriptyline, which I seem to think is a standard start. The pain for me has been immense and the best way to describe it is, if someone set fire to your hand, let the skin burn away, then rub salt into the wound and then rub sand paper over it after, that's the kind of feeling I have. As with many people, sleep deprivation has become the bane of my life (but that's a different story) However, around July this year a small blister appeared around the area in which I had surgery, this was prior to my second stellate ganglion block. I pointed this out to my pain management doctor on the day of the second block and she was quite dismissive of it being linked to CRPS. My next appointment with the pain management team is in the next "3-4 months". Since having two of these blocks, none of which lasted more than 48 hours, I've developed more painfull, bleeding blisters on my hand. I've been to my GP who doesn't seem to have a clue about CRPS, who gave me tramadol and zopiclone to help with pain and sleep issues. He didn't seem to be bothered about the blistering. So as not to waffle on too much, I was wondering if anyone else has experienced painful bleeding blisters as part of their CRPS experience? After the 1-2 hours sleep I get at night, I always wake up with blood pouring from these blisters, the slightest touch and it pours with blood and the pain is unbearable. I'd love to hear from anyone who has advice or who has this problem too? So sorry about the long post but I'm in absolute desperation for answers/reassurance right now
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